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A Young Girl’s Honor

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2009 by Gary Spina)   Lawyers are supposed to be among the best and the brightest in our society on account of how difficult it is to even get into law school in...

Old Stewball Really Was a Racehorse

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by Dianne Hermann (Copyright 2013)   Fact is always stranger, and infinitely more interesting, than fiction. And facts involving animals are no exception. Many of us have heard the song, “Old Stewball Was A Racehorse.” But did...

This Week In History, July 13

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by Dianne Hermann   “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”          – Winston Churchill              Week of July 15-21, 2013   July 15 1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate state to be readmitted...

This Week In History, July 8

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by Dianne Hermann  “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill              Week of July 8-14, 2013   July 8 1776 - Col. John Nixon gives the...

Politics in the Age of Innocence

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by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) From my earliest boyhood days, I remember my mother telling me how to handle questions from nosey neighbors.  I was four years old when she began drilling it...

Our Declaration of Independence

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cartoon via wnd.com by Gary Spina (From Kitchen Table Politics, Copyright 2012 by Gary Spina) Our pioneer forefathers were adventurers -- those early colonists who came to this new land called America and forged a living on...

My Friend D.H.

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Norman Rockwell photo of the teacher by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) Today is Sunday, but I didn’t go to church this morning.  I had planned to go.  My friend D.H. keeps inviting me to...

Live Free and Die Free

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Photo via patriotupdate.com by Gary Spina (Copyright 2013 by Gary Spina) Let me explain this as simply as I can. I will not be participating in Obamacare in any way. I am too old, and I have lived...

The Old Parades of My Boyhood Days

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(Copyright 2010 by Gary Spina)             My old memory may be a tad faulty as I sit here remembering the 4th of Julys of my boyhood.  I grew up in Bogota, New Jersey, back in...

Costas Blames the Gun Not Jovan Belcher

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    Kansas City linebacker, Jovan Belcher, shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins several times, He then shot himself in front of his coach. There are unsubstantiated reports that he had head injuries, though there is no...